TravelCenters of America Opens First South Carolina Petro Stopping Centers Location in Florence

  TravelCenters of America Opens First South Carolina Petro Stopping Centers
  Location in Florence

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- December 31, 2012

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro
Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has announced the acquisition and
rebranding of a travel center in Florence, SC, to the Petro Stopping Centers
brand. Petro Florence is located at I-95, exit 169 (3001 TV Road), in South
Carolina. The opening of this location raises the number of travel centers in
the TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded chain to 243.

Amenities at the new Petro include:

  *210 truck parking spaces on a spacious, well-lit parking lot;
  *12 diesel lanes;
  *Fully stocked travel store;
  *Petro:Lube Truck Service repair facility with four service bays;
  *19 showers;
  *Full-serve restaurant;
  *Emergency roadside service, available 24/7/365;
  *UltraONE^® Rewards Program kiosk and swiping system;
  *CAT Scale;
  *Truck Wash; and
  *Laundry Facility.

This location also offers a variety of other full-service professional driver
amenities, including a game room; drivers’ lounge; Wi-Fi; ATM, check cashing
and TripPak services; and UPS and FedEx drop boxes. Shell branded gasoline is
also offered at 8 fueling lanes.

“We are very pleased to have acquired this location and open it as another
full-service Petro,” said Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters.

Last fall, Overdrive magazine conducted its annual “Voted Best” survey. The
results showed that drivers prefer Petro and TA over the next closest truck
stop brand 4:1 for the best overall truckstop category. Petro and TA dominated
the survey in 33 other categories, including largest parking lots 5:1; best
overall food 6:1; most comprehensive driver services 3:1; cleanest showers and
restrooms 3:1; best fitness facilities 6:1; best overall truck repair 4:1; and
most competent technicians 7:1.

About TravelCenters of America LLC

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio,
is a leading travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under
the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands. With 243 convenient locations off
interstate highway exits, TA and Petro offer customers diesel and gasoline
fueling services, nearly 500 full- and quick-service restaurants, 24-hour
convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad Connect™
(24/7/365 emergency roadside service), electronic communication (WiFi), and
many other services – all within large, high traffic facilities. For more
information on TravelCenters and TA, please visit For
more information on Petro Stopping Centers, please visit


TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
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